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by board members. any appointments this evening? seeing none. i am pleased to introduce our elections commission report. delivered by our election commission appointee, catalina ruiz-healy. you can sit here. if you would like. >> good evening. superintendent, and new president and vice president and commissioners. thanks for having me. i was honored to receive your appointment in march, 2011, to be your appointee to the commission for the san francisco election department. you have received a memo from me. and i can go over it quickly, and i hope you had a chance to read it. but basically the city charter authorizes the election commission to supervisor the elections. and we are charged with a fairly narrow scope of work, for generally setting the department of elections and for the proper administration of the department. so the budget and we hire and fire the department of elections. so take a breath here. the way that the commission works on their on and off years. in 2011 our work focused on operations and less on policy. because we are getting ready to implement elections in the
in the studio in chicago, two days after the election, i asked cornell west and tavis smiley about the reelection of president obama. i asked them about the fact we are in the president city. he had just flown out the day before and what this next four years means. >> it is morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend billions of dollars on the elections and not have any serious discussion on poverty, trade unions being pushed against the wall, declining wages, the 1% signer doing very well. no talk about drones, dropping bombs on innocent people. we end up with such a truncated discourse as a major problems, ecological catastrophe, climate change, global warming. it was very sad. i'm glad there was not a right- wing takeover, but we in up with the republican rockefeller in black face with barack obama. so that our struggle intensifies. >> that is a pretty rough assessment of president obama. >> that is what we have. richard nixon is to the left of him on health care. richard nixon is to the left of him on guaranteed income and the same policies in terms of imperial foreign pol
the election returns and then... >> ohio is gone for obama... >> it is now 11:00 on the east coast and keith, we can report history. >> barack obama is projected to be the next president. >> senator barack obama of illinois will be the next president... >> narrator: november 4, 2008. on this night, in chicago, inside barack obama's private world, the news began to sink in. >> i kept watching obama as he transformed from this young man to the next president of the united states. this was a different man. >> there are tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands who have gathered in grant park in chicago. >> ladies and gentlemen, the next first family of the united states of america. >> narrator: only four years earlier, he'd been a state legislator. >> the look on his face to me looked like someone who finally understood the weight of the job that he had just won. >> almost as if the weight of the world had rested on his shoulders. >> the road ahead will be long, our climb will be steep. two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century. but america, i have never been mor
helped pave the way for africa's first democratically elected female head of state. two days after her appearance on the program, she was awarded the nobel peace prize. also tonight we will preview a conversation from next week on the issue of poverty. beginning next tuesday night, a special conversation called vision for a new america, featuring a terrific line above guests. -- a terrific lineup of guest. plus, a preview of a special event on this program starting next week. coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> in october 2011 we were on our to be joined by leymah gbowee. she proved the difference of one single person can make in our world. she encourages th
and persons of color, especially after women voters secured his victory in last fall's election. although president obama wanted to nominate susan rice as secretary of state to replace hillary clinton, so far he's appointed men to head up the departments of state, treasury, and defense. and the high-profile position of cia director also went to a male. long time friend of this show, h,lda salis surprised everyone by announcing her resignation this week. do would care how many women and women of color in the cabinet. >> the diversity of this nation. this is a president that said that that is important to him, he's lived up to it i believe he will do it in terms of his second. >> i think mitt romney has an opportunity to bring over his binder of women and hand it over to president obama which we've heard has had hostile environment in the white house. >> i think the bottom line is, he did fairly good job the first time, he hasn't delivered yet. he needs to. diversity at the highest level of government is going to deliver better results and better electoral and outcomes, what is he waiting f
. >> norton. >> aye. >> wynns. >> seven ayes. >> now we proceed to the annual election of officers for the board of education. as a reminder to the board and public, this election is by voice vote. and we do not need a second, and it's permisable for a member to vote for themselves. good to know. board members you will vote by name. if only one nomination, or more than you vote by aye or nay. i declare that the floor is open for the nomination of president for board 2013. >> i would like to nominate our current vice president, rachel norton. >> any further? if no more, i declare the nomination closed. >> commissioner norton, i would like to move that we elect commissioner norton by acclimation. that needs a second. >> second. >> any other discussion? okay, we are good. thank you very much. [applause] i have the pleasure to announce that i have been elected president of the board. [laughter] i am now declaring nominations open for the office of vice president of the board of education for the year of 2013. any nominations? commissioner mendoza. >> it would be my honor to nominate sa
that struck me about this conversation is something that we learn about harvey milk. when he was first elected, he understood the significance of his election. i would like to share with you a part of what he said. it goes, the hope speech often talk about. this is what he said to use his own words: "two days after i was elected i got a phone call and the voice was quite young. it was from al tuna, pennsylvania. the person said things. you have to elected a people so that young child and thousands of people know that there is hope for a better tomorrow." without hope, gays, blacks, seniors, the "ss" give up. without hope life is not worth living. harvey closed, and you and you and you. you have to give them hope. as i think about this, i really think that that is what we are talking about. in this measure. we are talking about giving hope to so many people who live in parts of this country, parts of the world where they cannot fathom being true to who they are; they cannot fathom being honest to themselves let alone other people about their sexual orientation. something that struck me about
terrorists. >> elections had been planned for april. that is now completely up in the air. even if the military intervention is a short one, mali is likely to remain politically unstable for some time to come. >> coming up, floods are causing havoc in the indonesian capital. >> first, here's a look at some of the news. >> syrian activists are reporting a new massacre by government forces. the syrian observatory for human rights says pro-assad troops killed more than 100 civilians on tuesday. witnesses are reported as saying troops hunting rebel fighters slotted entire families, including women and children -- slaughtered entire families including women and children. >> new demands come as pakistan's chief anti- corruption official refused the supreme court order to a rust -- arrest the prime minister over lack of evidence. m in the u.s. president's gun control proposals face an uncertain future. there's no majority in either house of congress with resistance from both republicans and democrats. gun supporters have also launched an advertising campaign against obama's move. the p
can still win elections without them. >> well, david, five states where gop lawmakers have introduced billed making it illegal to enforce president obama's new executive action and gun proposals, another example of states' rights and nullifications. the states of tennessee, wyoming, south carolina and north dakota. so here we are with a states' rights movement live and well in 2013. this is unreal. >> well, i don't think these guys truly understand the constitution. under the constitution, which they claimed to cherish, you know, it's not yahoo sheriffs who get to decide whether something is constitutional or not. it's something called the supreme court. so right away, they're undermining our entire system by issuing their edicts or their fiats against these actions. but i'm still waiting. i'm waiting for any of these guys to come out and say okay, 23 executive actions? which ones don't you like? the ones that make it easier for universal background checks to be -- to happen as they should be happening, just on the basis of regulations and guidances? what law -- which executive action
election-year in austria, meaning that voters will go to the polls several times. regional parliaments are due to be elected in four of the country's states this spring, followed by the national election of the federal parliament this autumn. it will not be an easy campaign for the traditional parties. they face competition from a political newcomer. some austrian politicians are reminded of a time in the early 1990's when a man came from the far right and meddled with the traditional austrian political landscape. he died four years ago, and his party has since lost some of its significance, but some former supporters have now found a new political home with a new party. >> he who has the gold makes the rules -- that was the model used when introducing the party in the timber. he was born into a poor family in austria but went to canada to make his millions. now he has returned to make a dramatic entrance on the political scene. >> i am certain that this is a very important day that will go down in austrian history. i also think it will go down in the history of the world. >> the recen
commissioners questions and matters, item 3, election of officers, according with the rules and regulation his the president and vice president shall be elected at the first regular meeting of the commission held on or after the 15th day of january of each year or to a subsequent meeting. the date, which shall be fixed by the commission at the first regular>)( b5d meeting on or afe 15th day of january each year. pngetsz commissioner antonini. >> commissioner antonini: i would like to nominate rodney fong for president and cindy wu for vice president. >> second. >> there is no discussion. shall i call the roll? on the motion to -- >> president fong: public comment? >> it is an agendized item. you may. >> president fong: is there public comment on item 3(b), election of officers? seeing none... >> on the motion to elect the commissioner fong as president, commissioner wu as vice president, commission yeabt, aye, bore don, aye. >> hill list, aye, moore, aye, wu, aye. >> so moved. that motion passed unanimously and congratulations to president and vice president. >> president fong: let me thank yo
elections, but this committee is rigged. >> and she ran the nominating committee in 2012. there is a new committee in effect now. but the way the elections work, it is sort of like a communist politburo, nobody knows who is on there. >> you just finding out who is on there is difficult. >> absolutely, and supporters of the nra, but some claim it is a sham election. they hand-pick the candidates for the nra elections that get on the ballot. and 29 out of 31 candidates on the ballot are in fact picked by the nominating committee. every year, one or two get on by a petition of 250 members or more. the result is, the election is a done deal before the ballots go out. and pro-nra bloggers entered a complaint, that i don't know if i will fill it out, it is a waste of time, there is no discussion or debate in the process. it is simply about rubber stamping about what the nominating committee has already done. and ultimately it is a way the board and the paid executive officers that are chosen by the board to keep themselves and people loyal to them in power. >> and this is the way this guy -- d
in washington. let at the start with this. it used to be the only way to get elected in the south was to be the farthest out there in backing segregation. anyone who showed moderation was seen as soft. anyone who talked compromise on civil rights was suspected of being on the other side. well, to win in today's republican party, which began displacing the dixiekrats a half century ago, you have to be the farthest out there backing guns. show moderation you get your nra badge ripped off you. agree to any rule on gun safety and you're marked as a traitor for life. today some of the top people in the republican party, the people to watch, marco rubio, rand paul, ted cruz are right out there front in opposing president obama on gun safety. so what happened? why is the gop, the party of guns over people? our guests are congresswoman carolyn mccarthy, a democrat of new york, and cynthia tucker, a pulitzer prize winning columnist. thank you both for joining us. you have been in this fight for so long, congresswoman mccarthy. i have to ask you, is there something out there in the water th
to an 18-state strategy in our presidential elections and we don't make our case in the south. so what people in a lot of these southern, and particularly in red states, end up hearing is the only the one side bashing democrats. we don't stand up and make our case. i will tell you in my own family i have nra members who are hunters, and they own guns, and they have children. they don't want armed guards in their children's schools and they certainly are fine with the idea of background checks, but i think this also goes to the nra has largely had the playing field to themselves because they've spent millions and millions of dollars over the last several years and this is part of why this effort now, and i think in the south i hope that the president makes a very strong effort in the south. i think he could have flipped georgia if he had more financial resources. if you take a look at some of the trending population there. but i hope to make a case in the south because i think, again, there are more southerners who i think would agree with the president saying if they had the opportunit
election. >> this is the meaning of our liberty and our creed why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall and why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath. >> call me a romantic but, i'm looking for a major even historical address this coming monday. and we'll be right back. with the spark cash card from capital one, sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great businesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? here's your invoice. >>> welcome back to "hardball." just how out of touch is the nra? the gun rights group has give
to speak under "general public comment?" seeing no public comment we'll move to item 2, which is election of officers, article 1 section 169 board's rules states that the president and vice president shall be elected at the first regular meeting of the board held after the [#1wr5-/]th day of january each year and tonight is that board's meeting. as such the election of officers is on the board's calendar. and just if i could take a brief moment for proceeding with the item. i want to take of the opportunity to thank president hwang and vice president fung for their service. it's been a pleasure for me to work in this capacity with each of you and greatly appreciate what have you done in these last months in your office >> thank you. >> so typically the board starts with the office of vice president and ask if there are any board members to nominate a colleague or themselves for this officer? >> commissioners, if i may start? i would like to nominate commissioner lazarus? she has served in official capacity before and i know she will be able to run the meeting in the absence of the pr
first address, the president paid tribute to the historic nature of his election. >> this is the meaning of our liberty and our creed why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall and why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath. >> call me a romantic but, i'm looking for a major even historical address this coming monday. and we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." just how out of touch is the nra? the gun rights group has given no ground since the newtown school shooting and is now running a new ad that goes after the president's daughters. has the group finally given up the veneer of having from both parties? americans are generally turning on them and many of their policies are deeply unpopular. i'm talking about the nra. and they're facing right now, we'll see. will the republican party go along the same road the nra is taking? joining me now is my friend and colleague joe scarborough who often speaks c
the president re-elected. this time though, it's about guns. now that the president has rolled out his plans for legislation and executive action, he's taking his case to the people with planned speeches around the nation. the white house has already unveiled a white house and a twitter hash tag. >> president obama's on the right side of the history here, he's on the right side of how to keep our children and americans safe. >> i'm very proud of president obama and certainly vice president biden who's done so much work on bringing everybody together. >> he really went big, he went broad. this is a comprehensive approach, an amazing job done by the vice president, incredible courage by the president. >> but the nra vows the fight of the century and republicans strongly condemn the president's ideas. senator blunt said, he's attempting to restrict the second amendment rights of law abiding americans. congressman scalise, any attempt by president obama to take away gun rights will meet strong opposition in congress. it was senator rand paul who went the farthest. >> our founding fathers were ve
conservative democrats, the joe mansions the joe donnellies who were just elected in the senate -- this has got to start in the senate and then come over to the house. how hard will it be to persuade them now? >> i don't think it's going to be an easy vote for them by any means, but the assault weapon ban has passed in this country before. it was in place for ten years nationally. it has been in place in california for close to 30 years, and we are -- people still shoot deer and elk and -- [ overlapping speakers ] >> you don't need an assault weapon to hunt. >> jennifer: right. >> and you know we have a cabin in the upper peninsula of michigan, and my husband has four or five guns up there. that is part of the community in so many areas in this country. but an assault weapon is only there to inflict mass murder on a number of people. >> jennifer: right. and the irony is that you cannot end up -- you know you can't say enough that this is not about taking away your guns. this is not about taking away your ability to hunt. this is not about taking away your culture and yo
have 6.1 election of the sfmta board chairman and vice-chairman pursuant to your orders. >> i would like to make a nomination. i would like to nominate tom nolan as the chair. >> thank you, any other nominations? are you sure? [ [ laughter ] nominations for vice-chair? >> director rebekkah? >> i would like to nominate cheryl brinkman? >> any other nominations, seeing none, we can take them both together? >> yes. and you should inquire as to whether or not members of the public would like to comment. all those in favor of electricking tom nolan chair and cheryl brinkman vice-chair? aye. >> the ayes have it, so order. look forward to a good year. thank you on airplane, 2012 he returned to enforcement as a pco supervisor. supervisor cal calgaro is well-liked and respected by his colleagues and leads by examplele and is positive in his interactions with the public. on october 31, 2012, the day of the giant's world series parade a citizen brought to his attention that a man was attempting to slash people with a pair of scissors near grove and larkin. he asked the citizen to point o
to be on saturday night live. look, look, it's a troll. we see trolling sometimes in elected officials, too. when a politician says something deliberately provocative in front of an audience because they're banking on firing up a smaller group of people who enjoy the way that speaker can make that other audience feel. congressman steve king is kind of a permanent troll. >> we could also electrify this wire with the kind of current that wouldn't kill someone but would simply by a discouragement from them. we do that with livestock all of the time. >> comparing imgrants to livestock and using a visual aid to do so on the house floor. here's another. >> a poet once said life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, but it's never easy when there's so much on the line. >> he was trolling the entire democratic process at that point. here's oolt. trolling. congressman allen west, former congressman allen west begging america please be out raged by me, please condemn me. i live to cause pointless out rage. i am a troll. the thing about trolling is that the troll, by definition, is not serious. they
in november when the election was framed on social issues, they won't think about this. we are trying to use the kids, lack of a better term, as the national props why the politicians are stealing the money. my generation is going to inherit so much money that we never had a chance to earn. we have to pay that off through working extra hours and standard of living will be lower because of that. neil: your generation, guys like your age and my daughter's age or you're a little older than those showcased today, but not a lot older. you are their big brothers and sisters, and you are trying to send a message to the president that, look, this is something that bears attention as well. when you say that, and you just point out that a lot of young people don't agree with that, they like this president, they don't seem to be focused on this spending, what's that say about your generation? >> i think my generation has been not educated properly, first of all, but, also, my generation does not care about the issues, and they are going to have to face a hard reality soon. when they graduate college, t
point and i think generally speaking i think keep kids of ehe lektlek elected officials out of politics, do you agree. >> i agree. >> sean: but i mentioned major hasan and it didn't fit in the narrative. >> anytime you use children in any context, it's a dicey proposition and you have to be careful and the president and his children are in a different category. >> sean: i thought it was creepy and exploited. >> and you use the children in campaign ads and certainly in 2008 with joint interviews with michelle and so on. he also used at least one child when he signed obamacare, the health care bill into law so he has been known to use children as props. the reason today was different in this particular case, sean, because you're dealing with an issue that involves violence and especially violence against children, so to have those children there and to sort of drape himself in it, is sort of cynical. how can you argue against children? you can't. >> sean: one of the things that bothers me the most in this leslie, we rightly protect our presidents, our mayors, our cabinet officials, hollyw
legislative election. the second round was cancelled with the expectation they would have won a majority. a splinter group needed outside support. that's when it announced affiliation with al qaeda. it was a sign of their weakness that they needed to reach out to this global network. i think of them as actors that are thinking locally but acting globally. the extent to which they have resources may not reflect their actual support. i would not say this represents mass support on the part of ordinary algerian people. it is much more complex. they developed networks within southern algeria and some networks the torreg. >> the french have doubled the number of troops on the ground in mali. the defense minister of the country says there are 1400 soldiers trying to retake rebel- controlled towns. diabaly is 400 meters from the capital. french air strikes near diabaly have done little. chad has promised to send thousands of soldiers and hundreds of nigerian troops are expected to arrive. muhammed is in the capital with a report. what is the latest? >> elizabeth, we have been speaking with resi
corridor joint power boards that owns and operates caltrains unanimously elected our beloved chairman tom nolan as their vice-chair. many of you may not know that chairman nolan was the founding chairman of the joint powers board and was instrumental in the acquisition of caltrain. >> thank you very much. i like to win an election every week. i'm not sure what is out there next week. must be something. [ laughter ] >> thank you. the train is just such an important part of the entire peninsula, and it's growing in popularity all the time. over 50,000 people a day are riding it now. when we first started there were about 16,000 and it was just hanging by a thread. it's doing extremely well and the hope is to take it to downtown san francisco and electrification is underway. i would like to get back to one thing you said, mr. yee, i think almost had an opportunity on december 28th to go to the divisions. and i went to woods and i know others went different places. i learned some things and there were some questions and i think at some point, another meeting or another retreat after that, m
, can you spell the word hypocrisy? one of the things that i noticed, i served as a field election deputy person in the -- district in the 2008 elections. the hunters point, bay view community is traditionally and historically underserved. in the branch library improvement program of the 26 libraries, who got the last library after 10 damned years? bayview hunters point. those people should not trust you as far as you throw a rock. >> getting supervisors my name is andre -- i stay in district 6. i want to mention that next month is african-american hiv awareness month. i mentioned to a couple of members of the board; we will have a little function in the front of city hall, on the seventh, i think it starts at 4:30 and then we will march. and hopefully my supervisor will speak at it. i would be happy about that. on to serious note, a lot of things are going to be slung across his room, talking about the warriors. i am supportive of the warriors. i'm quite sure that a lot of the unions are in your pockets or in somebody's pocket because when they had the press thing with the m
relationship with the state. >> the state does not influence the election of the patriarch or the appointment of the bishops or anything related to the internal life of the cherished. the church, in its turn, is not involved in politics. >> use a the church is not involved in politics, but ahead of the presidential election, the patriarch said that the last haveears of putin's rule been a miracle from god. there's a sense that the orthodox church has been supporting them. but i would say there was no official endorsement of one candidate against another candidate. but people from the church and not only from the russian orthodox church, but from other traditional churches, they met with mr. putin as a presidential candidate. each of them was able to say what they think. craig moe buttered always support vladimir putin? will the church always support vladimir putin? >> it depends on how they act. the official position of the church says that there are actions that are contrary to a good christian morality, and the church can call for various forms of civil disobedience. >> now, a beijing photo
are, specifically in this election year. economically, politically, socially. tell me something about your political views in this particular and all important election year. >> just the word politics is semantics. we want to take care of our families and do it to the best of our abilities and see the world. people want to travel in things like that. a lot of people have not been out of the united states. i consider myself more of a spiritual person that i do political. i am more concerned with the truth, more concerned with white people will not adhere to it and why they see themselves as us against them. i used to think that we were the ones that came up with that. we did not start a lot of these wars. we do not want to go to them. tavis: in 2009 he had released three new projects all the same time. we spent two nights>> for more prince.ion with he spoke publicly about his bouts with epilepsy and how that shaped his life. >> i am in a celebration. i am thankful to be alive. i am thankful to have the friends and teachers that i do. i have spent the last year just playing when i feel
to run for elected office. >> none? that's a flat no. >> that's it. i have no plans. absolutely. >> okay. well, thank you very much. thanks for joining us today. we'll follow, of course, your crusade, your campaign with mayor bloomberg on the issue of guns. >> okay. thank you, andrea. thank you for having me. >> at least 40 hostages, including americans, are believed to have been taken hostage on a raid on an algerian gas plant. there are wlikting reports about the state of the hostage crisis. joining me now nbc news chief pentagon correspondent jim miklacevski. >> what is the pentagon telling you and leon panetta was travel and has been talking to reporters along the way, but do we know more about exactly what happened in this shoot-out? >> u.s. officials all along have said the details are murky, and here's what we know and what we don't know. about seven hours almost 24 hours after the hostages were taken by those armed militants, al qaeda-linked militants at that bp malgas plant there in algeria, the algerian military launched what was supposed to be a hostage rescue operation. as we
are people of color. their loved ones, living in neighborhoods of scarcity and elect must deal with personal strategy what are the same time facing the violence -- >> thank you very much. let's hear from our next speaker. >> next speaker please. >> am i able to put this up? >> yes. >> jesus said my judgment is true for i am not alone. i am the father that sent me. the testimony of two men, true, deuteronomy. at the mouth of two witnesses or three witnesses, he worthy of death will be put to death but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death. found in john chapter 8 by the way. i am want to bear witness of myself and the father that sent me bears witness of me. do you realize what jesus is doing here? in the fifth chapter he said search the scriptures for in them you think you have eternal life. he said, there has never been one born of non-virgins as great as john the baptist. he is talking of himself because at the end of the eleventh chapter of matthew he said i am meek and lowly in heart. i am least in the kingdom of heaven. jesus christ he who speaks of himself seeks his
both for coming on the program. gun control even played a part in obama's re-election. but as you know, so did a lot of things. that's up next. hershey's simple pleasures chocolate. 30% less fat, 100% delicious. [ ryon ] eating shrimp at red lobster is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections like mango jalapeƑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. two delicious shrimp selections on one plate! all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. 30 shrimp, just $11.99 for a limited time. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. i'm ryon stewart i'm the ultimate shrimp lover, and i sea food differently. >> john: president obama's boldest actions for gun control in history. the president's mind and heart always seem to be in the same place, as is clear when gun control was brought up during the first october 16th presidential debate. >> obama: there have
in maryland, i've had the privilege of serving as a local elected official and governor -- once a local elected official, always a local elected official. what i learned from that is partnership is what it's all about. if you want to confront the most vexing problems, you have to bring people across an ideological spectrum, you have to include the business community, you have to include our nonprofit, our faith leaders. that's how you get things done, when you bring people together. and i look around this room and i see that you have already figured that out. i hope some of you had the opportunity to meet lee hirsch because i've done a lot of work with him in the context of our bullying. one of my favorite memories in my experience with lee is that we watched this film together with about a thousand people in sioux falls, south dakota, it was remarkable to watch the reactions of the kids in sioux falls, parents, educators, and we did that same q and a when we were done. i appreciate the wonderful words of your superintendent, that was exactly the dynamic in sioux falls and that's t
in 100 years when he was elected 10 years ago and he has remained an effective and visionary leader for everyone. mayor newsom gained worldwide recognition when he granted marriage licenses to same sex couples in 2004. we all remember those moving pictures of smiling couples on the steps of city hall, some of them their children watching on. his actions in 2004 thrust this civil rights issue into the national spotlight and cemented his reputation as a fearless public officials who does what he thinks is right. under mayor newsom's energetic leadership the economy grew and the city became an economic center for biotech and clean tech. gach newsom has been a trail blaitzer on combating homelessness and protecting the government. in 2007 he was re-elected as mayor with more than 70 percent of the vote, which is unheard of. please welcome our lieutenant governor, gavin newsom. >> my role was to get tom to speak. i'm just going to jump in because i want to keep you all on time. you've got an agenda packet and i'm going to be held accountable if you don't meet it. roslyn, let's pic
everything. >> rose: and what did it change for you? >> y know, i got elected in '94 and i'm sure you remember, charlie, in 1993 you had waco, you also had ruby ridge, you had a couple of incidences, tragedies, that really inflamed the right and made gun ownership far more symbolic. for me, though, over the past year it wasn't just newtown, though newtown was really the final straw for me, the tragedy of that day, it was also the fact that a realization as a parent that it's not safe now to send our children to schools or to send them to malls or even movie theaters or religious services. that what once was the exception is now becoming the rule. we can expect these type of mass shootings as a part of american life and i personally believe it's a combination of many things frfrplt violent american culture to mental health issues to gun issues. i think that's one of three issues. ideologues on both sides will disagree with -- take exception to one or two of those problems, but for me that is not about symbolism anymore, it's about saving children's lives and if it's true that dick chen
for office. they need money. you won't win an election if you are responsible for stopping even a week's worth of social security checks. there won't be any wrangling. pin the tail on the gop and despite the disfunction in the party, within the gop, it's vital donors not be turned off. that's what the business of politics is all about. the gop is no longer beholden to big corporations and is embracing and being supported by small businesses. enough. as someone who has been a small businessman all his life, started many businesses, let me say these articles are stupid and nonsensical. here is the dirty little secret of small business that all of us who tried our hand of starting a small business, i wish it would get into the media's conscious. small business needs big business to do well, if it's going to do well itself. big business hires, grows, puts people to work. small business caters locally to the big business. let me explain how local businesses would love to be as independent as some politicians seem to believe. we all know better. the inn i own in summit, new jersey. a bunch o
democrats in line. many of them are up for re-election in 2014. potentially vulnerable. montana senator max baucus responded to the senate in a statement, quote, before passing new laws, we need a debate that respects responsible, law-abiding gun owners in montana instead of a one-size-fits-all directives from washington. joe manchin said, quote, i'm disappointed the president did not recommend the creation of a national commission on mass violence that i have proposed. a national commission can build the consensus we need for real action, backed not only by gun control advocates, mental health experts and entertainment industry executives but also by law-abiding gun owners. >>> the white house is worried that if this fight becomes too much about the assault weapons ban, and not enough about measures, which are more politically possible, they'll have a problem. they want to keep people focused on fights they can win. background checks, things like that. republicans have unsurprisingly responded negatively, including florida senator marco rubio. >> by the own admission of the white house, wh
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